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Middle name for Aryan?

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FreddoPops Sun 09-Feb-14 12:42:16

Prefer a more common and international middle name.

Any ideas?

Cleopatois Sun 09-Feb-14 12:43:21

That name is very offensive.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 09-Feb-14 12:44:43


blondiedollface Sun 09-Feb-14 12:45:51

Understand previous posters but surely it's no different than the female Ariana?

Shallishanti Sun 09-Feb-14 12:48:18

I don't think you can use that name.

lilyaldrin Sun 09-Feb-14 12:48:57

Aryan is most commonly associated with white supremacy these days - not really a suitable name for a child.

WitchOfEndor Sun 09-Feb-14 12:49:21


anothernumberone Sun 09-Feb-14 12:50:00

I agree with the others that name is as appropriate as Adolf Hitler.

DrewsWife Sun 09-Feb-14 12:51:12

Please tell me that this is a piss take..

AmberLeaf Sun 09-Feb-14 12:51:14


Artandco Sun 09-Feb-14 12:52:09

Aryan is the old name of Persia. Female form aria/ ariana. In Sanskrit it means noble. I understand some see it as from 'nazi' era but it is a lovely name. It's pronounced ' arry-an' rather than 'air-rean' in my experience. I know an Artan, if that also appeals.

Some middle name ideas:

Aryan Theodore
Aryan James
Aryan Casper

BonaDea Sun 09-Feb-14 12:52:27

If for a girl, the spelling Arianne might be better...

Hawkmoth Sun 09-Feb-14 12:53:07

Adolf, or Adolphe.

mrssmith79 Sun 09-Feb-14 12:53:47

Amberleaf, you beat me to it! OP, please don't name your child after a Nazi movement. What about Aaron? Or Alex Ryan?

AmberLeaf Sun 09-Feb-14 12:53:58

It masy be a lovely name and have legitimate origins, however, people with assume the parents of a child with that name are far right/white supremecists.

RightInTheKisser Sun 09-Feb-14 12:54:58

I have taught a couple of Aryans. I think it is a name with Hindi origins. It is a name.

17leftfeet Sun 09-Feb-14 12:55:32

Ever get the shit off your car op? You never updated

Hope you managed to move

anothernumberone Sun 09-Feb-14 12:56:22

The swastika has beautiful peaceful origins and can be seen all over India I would not put in on a flag outside my home. This must be a joke thread.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sun 09-Feb-14 12:56:34

Is this a typo? Ryan perhaps or Aryn?

Reincarnatedpig Sun 09-Feb-14 12:57:42

I have heard the name Arjan in Holland. Never associated it with "aryan".

eurochick Sun 09-Feb-14 13:00:27

I had the same thought - you cannot call a child that. It has such awful associations.

But if you must, how about Adolf as a middle name?

tracypenisbeaker Sun 09-Feb-14 13:03:08

I hope that you havent run this name by all your friends and family without anyone realising... i doubt anyone would hold their tongue knowing what it meant.

RightInTheKisser Sun 09-Feb-14 13:05:07

It's not a typo. It's a name. It's Arabic. It's used. I have taught children with this name. It's pronounced Ay Raan.

cafecito Sun 09-Feb-14 13:07:12

I know a few Indian Aryans and I don't think I have ever thought white supremacy.. I don't think many people will at all in years to come either. People are called anything really and nobody really cares or notices, surely? It is only the overanalytical parents who might notice - and even then they only think about their own child's name combinations usually, not other people's children unless absolutely outrageous

For a middle name I'd say if your surname is 2 or more syllables, go for a monosyllabic middle name like James. I also like Nicholas, Matthew, Ralph... names ending in 'an' or 'am' wouldn't go so well.

And with this name especially it doesn't matter about Persian or Hindu origins. For most people there's only one connotation and you'd be marking your entire family out as Nazi sympathisers and probable members of the EDL.

Is that really what you want?

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